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Health Benefits Of Brazil Nuts

Posted by trailmixnut on June 11, 2010

The rush of low fat diets on the market proved to be effective in many ignoring the health benefits of the healthy fat required by our bodies. Monounsaturated fats and nutrients contained in nuts are a great source of benefit for the heart and can help fight high cholesterol.

The Brazil Nut nuts is extremely nutrient-rich and contains protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that works to neutralize dangerous free radicals.

Other health benefits of Brazil nuts include a healthy thyroid. The thyroid depends on selenium to function properly. Selenium is an component of the enzyme that helps convert thyroxine, the less active thyroid hormone, to the active one, triiodothyronine. Eating Brazil nuts will help convert this and may be helpful for anyone taking conventional thyroid medication.

As with anything, too much of a good thing can not be beneficial for you and your family. However, when eaten in controled portions Brazil Nuts are not only delicious, hunger curbing but down right beneficial to your heart! Stop by and visit our quality Brazil Nut . . . you are sure to be satisfied in taste as well as price.


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Posted by trailmixnut on May 13, 2010 Newest Fundraiser

Crush Player Ready to Raise Funds!

OPAA All-Stars baseball program has just begun their fundraiser with Their “Crush” teams will be using it to gain money for tournaments throughout Florida, districts and ultimately state.

Good luck Crush in both baseball and the fundraiser!

Boy Scouts, schools, gymnastics or any other community or regional program that is looking to raise funds for their organization should definately take a look at what can do to help – contact us for assistance.

We love spreading the word of our dynamite custom trail mix and at the same time helping out local organizations looking to raise funds for a variety of needs!

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Pistachio’s Are More Than Just Delicious!

Posted by trailmixnut on April 19, 2010

Pistachio’s are a delicacy enjoyed by millions for their unique texture and taste. What many may not be aware of is the health benefits offered by this delicious treat. Pistachio’s offer a plethora of health benefits and there are hundreds of thousands of blogs and studies on the scientific benefits of eating this dynamic nut. If you’re looking for all the fancy scientific terminologies, this may not be your post.

However,  pistachios are wonderful at assisting us in reducing blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease when they replace saturated fats in the diet.

This particular nut has wonderful dietary benefits in the form of fiber as well as being a good source of copper, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and B6. Suffice it to say, that the pistachio nut is wonderful for taste, health and well being. When eating this nut in moderation, it not only is enjoyable to your palette but has a multitude of healthy benefits for all.

Whether your eating the pistachio for pleasure,  trying to maintain the proteins as you minimize your meat intake or refilling your bodies need for calories due to the amount you burn during your outdoor or indoor activities you can achieve it with this nut help.

Is it a fix all? No but along with a regulated diet and excercise it has many healthy benefits for all kind. Come visit us and taste the pistachio with a wonderful blend of our premium and complimentary tastes of nuts, seeds and dried fruit.

One handful and you will know why so many become loyal to Nutty Idea!

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Not All Trail Mixes Are Equal!

Posted by trailmixnut on March 18, 2010

Just A Sampling Of The Difference! hear from customers frequently. Their first impression of our trail mix company is “What a cool idea!” Usually the second thought, “Is there really a difference in quality from one trail mix company to the next?”

The answer is absolutely! With your trail mix being custom mixed for you can carry dried fruit that carries a higher moisture content than those that sit on the shelves for weeks at your local super stores. If they were to carry such fresh items in their trail mix it would soften the nuts in the mix before you had a chance to taste it!

There is such a huge difference in size, consistency and overall quality throughout the nut industry. You definitely get what you pay for and at we decided to take a higher quality approach versus having the lowest price in the world. An interesting thing happened as we have grown, we have been able to accomplish both! Carry a high quality, fresh product and still be competitive in pricing . . . bonus for you and Nutty Idea!

Come visit us at Nutty Idea and taste the difference. One handful of our trail mix will do all the convincing needed – it’s what we pride ourselves on. Enjoy your custom trail mix.

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Gift Certificates for All Occasions!

Posted by trailmixnut on February 3, 2010 Gift Certificates

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  has a wonderful following of loyal and frequent shoppers and we are so grateful for them. Many have asked us to bring in a gift certificate program for our site so they can share the joy of custom trail mix with their friends and family.

Well here it is! The options of selecting $10, $25, $50, $75 and $100 gift certificates are available now on

Great for last minute Birthday gifts, thank you’s in both your personal life as well as in business. Closed a big sale recently or locked down a new client and just want to drop them a unique thank you? can help and you have the ability to send a nice gift message along with the gift certificate.

See Gift Certificate Here!

Your gift certificate will be emailed to the person of your choice along with all they need to use it. In a matter of minutes the person you so choose will be able to come online and enjoy their own custom trail mix their way. Enjoy this new program, we look forward to serving you all real soon!

Your Mix . . . Your Way!


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The Benefits of the Almond from

Posted by trailmixnut on January 12, 2010

Not Only Healthy but Delicious!

From time to time will be posting the health benefits and interesting facts from different nuts. To often nuts get a bad rap for their fat content etc . . . but if used in moderation there are some very healthy attributes from nuts. Almonds from are one of those nuts that can offer many of the healthy attributes we all look for in food including lowering your cholesterol.

Interesting Facts of Almonds

* The almond is described in the Bible as, “among the best fruits”

* The protein in almonds contain all eight essential amino acids

* The Almond is a seed from the fruit of the almond tree

* An 1 1/2 ounce handful of almonds are a leading source of vitamin E & magnesium

* The almond seed offers protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron

* According to the American Heart Association almonds help lower harmful cholesterol just as effective as expensive drugs.

Health Benefits from the Almond

Cancer Prevention – Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients – calcium and magnesium – for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

Reduce Heart Attack Risk – A Loma Linda School of Public Health study showed those who consumed nuts five times a week had a 50% reduction in risk of heart attack.

The list could go on and on for this dynamic nut. Just one ounce of almonds contains as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis. Almonds are well known for their source of vitamin E, in the form which many researchers believe to help prevent cancer. All this and the bonus of the phosphorus in almonds assists in building strong bones and teeth.

On your next trail mix from Nutty Idea make sure and add a good amount of Almonds to the mix. Not only for their taste and the way they compliment so many nuts and dried fruit but as your enjoying their texture and taste just think about the health benefits as well!


Posted in Nuts, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment » Now Has Added A Large Custom Trail Mix Tin!

Posted by trailmixnut on December 19, 2009

Our customers have been asking us to bring in a larger tin for them to customize their trail mix. Our 1 lb tin is a staple product in our line but we are now proud to offer a large tin for an even larger portion of our fresh trail mix.

Approximately 3 lbs of delicious custom trail mix from

All the same delicious ingredients are available in this tin that holds approximately 3 lbs. You have the ability to add 10 different options in Nutty Idea’s tin. This keep sake tin will allow your friends and family to not only enjoy the trail mix but due to the high quality of the tin it will surely be reused over and over again!

Stop by the store and experience the fun in creating your trail mix, just the way you like it. No ingredients you wish were not in there from typical prepackaged trail mixes and only the highest quality  ingredients to ensure you the finest trail mix you have ever tasted.

With the tight fitting lids on Nutty Idea’s tins you can ensure freshness for weeks and weeks to come, allowing you to enjoy your trail mix one handful at a time. For fast delivery to our site just click on the tin image in this post and you will be taken to the large tin page on’s site . . . from there the rest is up to your imagination. Enjoy!

Your Trail Mix . . . Your Way!

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I Am Thankful For . . .

Posted by trailmixnut on November 25, 2009

This nutty guy always enjoys this time of year. A time to share and enjoy with your family. A time to reflect on the core people in your life that make you who you are!

I am thankful for my wife and three wonderful children. I am thankful for my great suppliers to Nutty Idea whom without we could not offer such fresh, quality products to you. I am thankful for the great idea bestowed upon me one night while in a hotel room eating my favorite nuts while throwing out those I did not like.

I am truly thankful for you our customer! Without you there would be no Nutty Idea and I’d be at some boring desk somewhere never getting to enjoy this wonderful industry.

I am just plain thankful! In honor of this we are offering a 20% discount off any orders placed at Nutty Idea from now until Friday; during your checkout use the discount code – gobble09

Happy Thanksgiving to all, even you Bucky Diggs!


The Nutty Idea Guy

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Bucky Digg’s Calling out the Competition!

Posted by trailmixnut on November 20, 2009

Bucky Isn't Scared to Compete with Anyone!!

Yes we are a bit nutty at . . . just nutty enough to stand for what is right! Enough with these Fortune 500 trail mix companies filling up their trail mix bags with the cheapest products, all the while putting just a drop of the quality gourmet nut or dried fruit in the trail mix. Then when you open  the trail mix to enjoy the dried fruit, which should be called dried jerky fruit, there should be a bit of moisture in it still, right?!?

Then they pound us with marketing techniques and dominate floor shelving in the stores giving us no other options. Well we now have a unique option and soon they will hear our name throughout the trail mix world! We aren’t going anywhere and we aren’t sacrificing quality for price! I had rather have a somewhat more expensive product that be cheaper and offer you an inferior product.

Now you are going to have to decide . . . Want total control of high quality, fresh products and pay about 10% more for it? Or you may be focused on just price, regardless of quality – If that’s the case then might not be for you. Try the big box retailers for purely price conscious products that are average in taste and freshness.

Bucky Digg’s has teamed up with your trail mix leader,, and developed a short video having a lot of fun.  It is backed up with a song that fits our thought process throughout this video . . view youtube video here – – > . “We Will Rock You” by Queen.

Take a minute and enjoy this great song and all the neat pictures. Once your done share it with your friends and family and be looking for more spoof’s to follow . . . we are not done with that other pnut guy, what’s his name? Whatever!

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Review of Custom Trail Mix from

Posted by trailmixnut on November 18, 2009 spokesperson - "Bucky Diggs"

We have had the pleasure of having many reviews through the years Nutty Idea has been in business. Over the next couple of months we will be posting more of them here. This review is the latest from a customer in Georgia who has a blog . . . the best kind of review you can have!

Listen to how she viewed the overall order process and the uniqueness of it!

Probably the part we at are most proud of is how quickly she recognized the difference between the freshness and quality of our products versus the average trail mix company.

Not all trail mixes are equal, we guarantee it. Enjoy the article and if so inclined we would love to hear from you too!

Read this review here – review


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